"Do we speak less in French if we have an accent? Should we be subjected to humiliation if we do not have the standard intonation? Since our accents are our identity, I am submitting, with the [LREM lawmakers of the National Assembly], a draft law to recognize glottophobia as a source of discrimination," Avia said on Twitter Thursday.
Parle-t-on moins français avec un accent? Doit-on subir des humiliations si on a pas d'intonations standardisées? Pcq nos accents sont notre identité, je dépose, avec des députés @LaREM_AN, une proposition de loi pour reconnaitre la glottophobie comme source de discrimination💪 pic.twitter.com/dcy3mKiVXj— Laetitia Avia (@LaetitiaAvia) 18 октября 2018 г.
The journalists' trade union of France Televisions slammed Melenchon's behavior on October 17.
Earlier this week, the politician, whose party is targeted by several investigations at the moment, was filmed mocking the accent of a journalist and asking if someone had "a question in French."